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In the field of Law, students explore the legal system in Finland and the European Union, public and private law as well as general law.

Law graduates are primarily employed in the judiciary, public administration, legal representation activities and business life. Traditional law professions are judge, lawyer and prosecutor. Many Law graduates also work as state and municipal civil servants in different branches of administration.

Lawyers are also needed in companies or industrial plants, especially as experts in corporate law. It is also common for lawyers to set up their own law firms. Other job titles for lawyers include Rural Police Chief, Registrar, Chief Tax Inspector and City Bailiff. More and more lawyers also work on international assignments.

Holders of the Bachelor of Laws degree may work in legal aid offices and for the police or other authorities, for example. Insurance companies, banks, various organisations and law firms providing legal representation or advisory services employ Bachelors of Laws in administrative and expert assignments.

Masters of Laws may complete court training, which makes them eligible for the title ‘Master of Laws trained on the bench’ (varatuomari). The majority of lawyers and prosecutors and almost all judges have completed court training.